CODA (2021)

SIAN HEDER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB USA/France/Canada, 2021. Vendome Pictures, Pathé Films, Picture Perfect Federation. Screenplay by Sian Heder, based on the film La Famille Belier by Victoria Bedos, Stanislas Carré de Malberg, Eric Lartigau, Thomas Bidegain. Cinematography by Paula Huidobro. Produced by Fabrice Gianfermi, Philippe Rousselet, Jerome Seydoux, Patrick Wachsberger. Music by…

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It’s My Party (1996)

RANDAL KLEISER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.5.  USA, 1996.  Opala Productions.  Screenplay by Randal Kleiser.  Cinematography by Bernd Heinl.  Produced by Randal Kleiser, Joel Thurm.  Music by Basil Poledouris.  Production Design by Clark Hunter.  Costume Design by Danielle King.  Film Editing by Ila von Hasperg.   In the brief prologue of this touching drama, Eric Roberts learns that he is HIV-positive, which is…

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Children Of A Lesser God (1986)

RANDA HAINES Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 1986.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Hesper Anderson, Mark Medoff, based on the play by Mark Medoff.  Cinematography by John Seale.  Produced by Patrick J. Palmer, Burt Sugarman.  Music by Michael Convertino.  Production Design by Gene Callahan.  Costume Design by Renee April.  Film Editing by Lisa Fruchtman.   William Hurt goes to work at a school…

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Hear No Evil (1993)

ROBERT GREENWALD Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  USA, 1993.  Twentieth Century Fox, Great Movie Ventures.  Story by Randall M. Badat, Danny Rubin, screenplay by Randall M. Badat, Kathleen Rowell.  Cinematography by Steven Shaw.  Produced by Robert Greenwald, David Matalon.  Music by Graeme Revell.  Production Design by Bernt Amadeus Capra.  Costume Design by Fleur Thiemeyer.  Film Editing by Eva Gardos.   Routine, tired premise…

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The Player (1992)

ROBERT ALTMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1992.  Avenue Pictures, Spelling Entertainment, Addis Wechsler Pictures.  Screenplay by Michael Tolkin, based on his novel.  Cinematography by Jean Lepine.  Produced by David Brown, Michael Tolkin, Nick Wechsler.  Music by Thomas Newman.  Production Design by Stephen Altman.  Costume Design by Alexander Julian.  Film Editing by Maysie Hoy, Geraldine Peroni.   Robert Altman’s most popular film…

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